A quick introduction to BPMN Sub-Processes which includes hiding the complexity of a business process, and defining a contextual scope that can be used for data visibility, transactional scope, the handling of internal and external exceptions of events, or for compensation.
The first article of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented business processes as organizational assets that are central to creating value for customers.
BPMN is a well-adopted process-modeling standard with good industrial support. Its major drawbacks are related to its complexity, which affects the end users as well BPMN tool vendors. This article provides a SWOT Analysis guide for any organization modeling and managing processes using the BPMN standard.
Graphically, a Flow is represented with an arrow between elements in a Process, Collaboration, or Choreography. BPMN 2.0 defines different kinds of Flows, which are explained in this article.
As an ISO/IEC 19510:2013 standard and de-facto standard for business process modeling, the Business Process Model and Notation (hereinafter referred to as BPMN) defines a graphical notation for representing business processes in form of business process diagrams.
The first two articles of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented two principles of business process management. Similarly, the third principle, ‘processes should be continuously improved’, is related to the first two, as follows...
We understand the term “asset” as any item of economic value owned by an individual or organization, especially that which could be converted into money. In this blog we take a look at how in BPMN Business Processes can be considered Organizational Assets too.
There are many BPMN diagrams based on previous versions. This article shows how to visually assess the version and the approximate version and age of a BPMN diagram.
For two decades, the terms Business Process and Workflow co-exist. However, many professionals still misunderstood the terms and commonly think that a Business Process is just another term for a Workflow. This article will explain the commonalities and differences between both terms and terms related to their management and IT support.
Commonly, it is misunderstood that IT has a direct influence on business value. Instead, the business processes are those that have direct impact on creating business value (see the first BPM principle), where IT just supports or automates those business processes.